Being a jeweller means confidence, stability and financial well-being. Your previous skills, your age or gender, they all do not matter. There are day, evening and weekend classes, in groups or private.
To help you master jewellery craft and find your own path, I have created a three-month preparation course. During this time, you can learn how to solder, engrave, chisel, forge, work with metal, fix stones and create complex chains, rings, earrings, pendants and bracelets. You will also learn drawing, sculpture and composition. It will allow the apprentices to overcome their fear and lack of confidence. They will get a clear idea of the jeweller’s job and it will help them decide how they want to proceed with their training.
After completing the first steps in the preparation course and the decision to go further into the world of jewellery, advanced learning of each study subject begins. Great attention is paid to melting of precious metal and using it to make jewellery. The apprentices learn how to make solder for different metals, such as gold, silver, platinum, palladium, steel, brass, copper or aluminium.
Apart from the technical subjects, the course covers creative and artistic development. There are such classes as idea generation, which broaden the horizons of the mind and help see things from another point of view. As art is subject to communication laws, its presentation and interpretation are very importance. Technique is only a way of expression.
Theory classes are taught in parallel with practical work. This way the subject is attained easier and does not remain just a note in a workbook. In their first year, the students are gradually familiarised with jeweller’s tools and learn how make some of the tools themselves.
The students also learn about precious stones and how to work with them. Stone fixing techniques are mastered. After completing the training, an apprentice will be able to create a design and make a final product without any help from the master.